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Smart Energy Management for Households

by Sonja Van Dam, Tu Delft, Architecture and The Built Environment

Smart Energy Management for Households infers design-related insights and guidelines to improve the use and effectiveness of home energy management systems (HEMS) through an empirical evaluation of the longitudinal...


AM Envelope

by Holger Strauss

This book shows the potential of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for the development of building envelopes: AM will change the way of designing facades, how we engineer and produce them. To achieve today’s demands...


Strategic investment of embodied energy during the architectural planning process

by Linda Hildebrand, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

This year's fifth issue of A+BE outlines the relevance of the building substance as factor for the overall sustainable performance of the built environment. It wants to sensibilize the designer for the ecological...


Housing, Urban Renewal and Socio-Spatial Integration

by Xiaoxi Hui

This issue of A+BE addresses two critical urban issues China faces today: housing and urban renewal. In the recent two decades, the Chinese urban housing stock underwent a significant, if not extreme, transformation....


Electrical Principles on Your Mobile

by Clive W. Humphris

This eBook has been optimized for use on mobile devices with a small screen.

It covers all the topics of this popular software title used in schools and colleges worldwide for over twenty years.

Now published...


Visual Merchandising: Mirror and soul of a point of sale

by Gianfranco Giacoma-caire

Visual Merchandising is a technical manual that has more than 400 photos and 100 drawings. It speaks about the aesthetic aspects to set a window shop and the internal visual in a store. Analyse the psychological...


Google SketchUp Cookbook: Practical Recipes and Essential Techniques

by Bonnie Roskes

As the first book for intermediate and advanced users of Google SketchUp, this Cookbook goes beyond the basics to explore the complex features and tools that design professionals use. You'll get numerous step-by-step...


Urban Forests, Trees, and Greenspace: A Political Ecology Perspective

by L. Anders Sandberg, Adrina Bardekjian & Sadia Butt

Urban forests, trees and greenspace are critical in contemporary planning and development of the city. Their study is not only a question of the growth and conservation of green spaces, but also has social,...


Countryside Recreation: A handbook for managers

by Mr Peter Bromley & Peter Bromley

Countryside Recreation outlines the principles of recreation site development and management in the countryside. It explains the process of management, the legal framework and the opportunities and facilities...


Structural Competency for Architects

by Hollee Hitchcock Becker

Structural Competency for Architects is a comprehensive volume covering topics from structural systems and typologies to statics, strength of materials, and component design. The book includes everything you...


I am a Grieved Ornamental Horticulturist

by Richard Webb

This book is a summary of my outlook towards my beloved field of ornamental horticulture, "the good, the bad, and the ugly." This field of study is not just about throwing pretty plants together, but it is a...


Architectural System Structures: Integrating Design Complexity in Industrialised Construction

by Kasper Sánchez Vibæk

This book proposes a system structure in architectural design that conceptualises a systemic level in architecture and construction that lies between general construction techniques and specific architectural...


Building Communities (Routledge Revivals): The Co-Operative Way

by Johnston Birchall

Building Communities: The Co-Operative Way, first published in 1988, sets the flourishing of housing co-operatives throughout the 1980s in a theoretical and historical framework that suggests that tenant control...


New Orleans and the Design Moment

by Jacob A. Wagner & Michael FRISCH

Following the disaster of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, people began to discuss and visualize the ways in which the urban structure of the city could be reorganized. Rather than defining the disaster recovery...


Integrated Design and Delivery Solutions

by Robert Owen & Matthijs Prins

Integrated Design and Delivery Solutions (IDDS) represent a significant new research trajectory in the integration of architecture and construction through the rapid adoption of new processes. This book examines...


The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Routledge Revivals)

by Rod Hackney

First published in 1990, this title presents the personal reflections of renowned community architect Rod Hackney, who served for many years as President of both the Royal Institute of British Architects and...


The Urban Condition

by Brendan Gleeson

This book will speak to the new human epoch, the Urban Age.  A majority of humanity now lives for the first time in cities.  The city, the highest invention of the modern age, is now the human heartland. ...


Building Ventilation: The State of the Art

by Mat Santamouris & Peter Wouters

Ensuring optimum ventilation performance is a vital part of building design. Prepared by recognized experts from Europe and the US, and published in association with the International Energy Agency's Air Infiltration...


Deconstructing Placemaking: Needs, Opportunities, and Assets

by Mahyar Arefi

A new taxonomy of placemaking is needed; concerns have been expressed about the professionalization of placemaking through the proliferation of standards, zoning codes, and restrictive covenants. "Place matters"...


Combustion Engineering and Gas Utilisation

by British Gas

Combustion Engineering & Gas Utilisation is a practical guide to sound engineering practice for engineers from industry and commerce responsible for the selection, installation, designing and maintenance of...